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Dhaka, Bangladesh
JOB #R2301192

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director – TB Diagnostics Network Strengthening (TBDNS)

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director – TB Diagnostics Network Strengthening (TBDNS)

Are you passionate about improving quality of life through accessible public health services? Then consider ICF, we work at the forefront of today’s global health issues, helping clients understand the specific needs of diverse populations and address complex health challenges with behavior and disease surveillance and monitoring, research and surveys, technical assistance, and organizational capacity building support.

ICF is seeking candidates for the role of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director for the anticipated USAID Tuberculosis Diagnostics Network Strengthening (TBDNS) project. Tuberculosis Diagnostics Network Strengthening activity will apply system strengthening interventions to improve the quality of TB laboratory diagnostics, strengthen information management systems, and improve sample transportation networks. The purpose of this five-year project will be to encourage research and innovation to accelerate performance improvements. Strengthening the overall diagnostic network within Bangladesh will improve timely and accurate TB diagnosis, so patients can be linked to care and treatment services, reducing the spread of TB and decreasing mortality rates. TBDNS will support two objectives: Objective 1: Improve Diagnostic Network Service Delivery and Objective 2: Ensure Diagnostic Network Quality.

The MEL Director manages all aspects of the Activity monitoring, research, evaluation, learning and reporting. The Director manages, analyzes information and reports to the Chief of Party (COP) and provides the Activity team with feedback on progress toward the achievement of key results as stated in the project annual workplans and project Performance Management Plan (PMP). The MEL Director ensures that the Activity collects, analyzes, and disseminates accurate data consistently and timely, aggregates project-generated knowledge and lessons learned through routine monitoring and evaluation of the activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design of and support the implementation of a TBDNS wide monitoring, evaluation and learning plan. This plan will establish a common framework for indicators, data collection and reporting across all TBDNS implementing partners, and identify core learning questions across all TBDNS awards.   
  • Provide technical oversight to systematic collection, analysis, synthesis, use, translation, and dissemination of data and learning onf TBDNS to inform both internal programmatic decision-making and the evidence base for TBDNS.
  • Work with the project team and USAID, in collaboration with a broad array of Bangladeshi stakeholders, on the identification of key performance indicators, including their definitions, measurement, process of data collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation, and reporting.
  • Provide timely qualitative and quantitative information to the project team on the quarterly and annual progress reports, programmatic updates, success stories, briefs, newsletters, as required.
  • Ensure documentation and dissemination of findings, impact, innovations, and lessons learned.
  • Establish and oversee the project database, including data verification, entry, and cleaning.
  • Identify and advise the project team on the implementation of innovative solutions to data collection and monitoring.
  • Ensure compliance with the project’s MEL requirements and reporting.
  • Liaise with project’s technical team to establish appropriate targets for work plans.
  • Lead MEL team in the ongoing development of the project’s overall M&E system, including indicator selection and adaptation, data collection, data analysis, and reporting.
  • Lead the development of the project’s learning agenda and related implementation activities.

Required Experience/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, health systems, medicine, or related degree
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in international development, monitoring and evaluation, public health, or a related field.
  • At least 10 years of experience with USAID or other global health projects leading performance monitoring, evaluation, learning and/or data use for decision-making.
  • 10 + years of experience implementing all technical, fiscal, and administrative components of complex MEL programs, preferably TB programs, of similar scope and scale to this Activity.
  • 10 + years of experience with qualitative and quantitative MEL data collection and analysis methods. Work closely with government counterparts and other local stakeholders to strengthen capacity in data collection, reporting, and use of data for decision making.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in international development, monitoring and evaluation, public health, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience focusing on results and impact in the tuberculosis and infectious disease space, with strong strategic vision and an understanding of systems approaches to programming and monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
  • Demonstrated experience in fostering a culture of continuous improvement and adaptive management.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks for tuberculosis programming at a global scale, as well as measuring program results, including those related to the concepts of coverage, quality, and access.
  • Demonstrated experience building monitoring, evaluation and learning capacities of country-level staff, including government, civil society, and private sector.
  • Experience using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Excel
  • Fluency in English and Bengali required.

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award-winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. 

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  Know Your Rights and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

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